Keeping your skin and body toned and firm always need not to be difficult or expensive. A high quality body firming cream can actually ensure that your skin is well toned and firm irrespective of your age. Going natural is always the best policy when it comes to taking care of your beauty. The chemical loaded cosmetic products and treatments can certainly give your skin an instant uplift but they can never give you the best results in the long run. Moreover, regular use of chemical filled products can even harm your skin over time. So, the best way is to go all natural. Going natural can save your skin from any harmful effects of cosmetic products and can also save you money. In this article I will describe step by step how to make body firming cream at home with beeswax.
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The winter is here and keeping your skin well moisturized in this dry weather can be a real challenge not only for the dry and normal skinned people, but also for the oily skinned beauties. During this time, with the drop of the mercury and increasing dryness in the air even the otherwise oily skins lose their natural oil and needs to be moisturized from outside. To maintain the firmness of your skin in the best condition you need to moisturize it in the right way so that the natural elastin and collagen synthesis process of the skin is invigorated. The body firming cream that will be discussed in this article can work wonders to seal in the natural moisture of the skin and can be ideal even for use during the winter days to ensure that your skin is firm and well moisturized all the time. The ingredients that you will need for this DIY beeswax body firming cream are as follows,
- Beeswax – 2 tablespoons
- Shea butter – 1 tablespoon
- Sweet Almond oil – 1 tablespoon
- Sweet Orange essential oil – 10-15 drops
You will also need the follow equipment
- One clean glass bowl
- 1 Tablespoon of standard size
- A smaller spoon for mixing
- An airtight container for storage
Preparing the beeswax body firming cream with the above ingredients is simple and takes not more than 5 minutes to complete.
Take 2 tablespoons of liquid beeswax in the clean glass bowl. Now add 1 scoop of Shea butter to it. The next thing you need to add in the bowl is the Sweet almond oil. Take 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil and mix it. The last thing to add in this body firming cream is 10-15 drops of sweet orange essential oil that you can directly put in the bowl from the bottle. Once you have added all the ingredients in the mentioned proportions now all you need to do is to mix all of them really well to come up with a homogeneous mixture.
Once the cream is ready you can either use it directly on your body just like a body butter massaging in a light circular motion or put it in an airtight container and store for 2-3 days. The cream is all natural and contains no preservatives and hence it is suggested to not to keep it stored for more than 2-3 days. The process of making this body cream is so simple that you can even make it every day before use.
How it works
Having said about the process of making the beeswax body firming cream through a simple DIY session now let us focus on how this cream is expected to work to achieve the desired goal that is to get a firmer skin. One thing that we need to keep in mind always about skin care is that, moisturizing is immensely important for the skin. Moisture helps the skin to retain its natural healthy state which can be very helpful for boosting the natural elastin and collagen synthesis process of the skin, which is directly related with skin firming. Lack of moisture can even quicken up the process of skin aging causing wrinkles and uneven skin tone. The beeswax body firming cream formula keeps these facts in mind and ensures that your skin gets and retains the essential moisture.
How each of the ingredients of this cream works towards giving you a firmer, younger looking and beautiful skin has been elucidated below,
Beeswax is a natural product produced by the honey bees. Primarily it works as a protectant when layered on the skin due to its wax like texture, which helps in sealing in the skin moisture. Like the other products from the bees, beeswax also has anti-inflammatory as well as antibacterial properties, both of which can be very effective to ensure a smooth, soft and problem free skin.
Shea butter is extracted from the nuts produced by the African Shea tree. Pure Shea butter is a rich, cream like thick substance with extensive moisturizing and skin soothing properties. Some of the moisturizers that are present in Shea butter are same as the moisturizers produced by the sebaceous glands present on the skin and hence they can work as the most effective ingredient for moisturizing the skin naturally.
Apart from that,Shea butter is also rich in various nutrients. It has a high Vitamin A content as well as a bunch of antioxidants, like Vitamin E. Vitamin A has the capacity to make the skin firmer and to remove wrinkles from the skin by boosting the natural skin repairing mechanism. It also contains phytonutrients as well as polyphenols that have anti-inflammatory properties and can be highly effective to soothe the skin.
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet almond oil is one of the best known natural sources of Vitamin E. It is also rich in minerals like potassium and zinc that are not only good for the skin but also for the body. Sweet almond oil has natural skin toning and firming properties and it can hydrate the skin from deep within. Sweet almond oil can make the skin smoother and glowing, naturally.
Sweet Orange essential oil
Sweet orange essential oil is derived from the orange peel and it can add a natural glow to your skin while moisturizing it in the best way. This oil is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory in nature. Sweet orange oil is known for its ability to boost the Vitamin C absorption capacity of the skin. In addition to that it increases the collagen production in the skin cells and promotes better blood flow to the skin. Moreover, it will also give your beeswax based firming body cream a beautiful fragrance that you are sure to enjoy.
Some tips to follow,
- You can use this firming cream any time of the day but it is best to use it right after taking your shower or before going to bed at night.
- It is best to use this cream everyday but you can skip it a few days in between in case you find that your skin is becoming too oily.
- For people with very oily skin, the amount of Shea butter used in making the cream can be reduced to half.
Whenever you apply this cream, massage it into the skin for 5 minutes at least and let it get absorbed before putting on your clothes or moving out.
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